Cornish flag

The Cornish Pasty

Cornish flag

Enable javascript


The Cornish Pasty presents a page that has nothing to do with the Cornish pasty - but about how to enable javascript .....

If you get a message that you need to "enable javascript" to make certain things work, life can bring months of frustration.

The entries below are collected from various discussion forums etc. on how to enable javascript.  I did not note the sources.

I also:

The above steps were done in various combinations with the suggestions below - none of this helped to enable javascript.

My setup is BT-Yahoo browser (ISP-modified IE8) running on Windows XP+SP3, but the solutions may help other setups.

None of it worked for me until I found the last entry on this page.



Enable Javascript extracts

The following should enable scripting in Internet Explorer:

Note: To allow scripting on this Web site only, and to leave scripting disabled in the Internet zone, add this Web site to the Trusted sites zone.

  1. On the Tools menu, click Internet Options, and then click the Security tab.

  2. Click the Internet zone.

  3. Click Custom Level.

  4. In the Security Settings Internet Zone dialog box, click Enable for Active Scripting in the Scripting section.

  5. Click the Back button to return to the previous page, and then click the Refresh button to run scripts.



  1. click on start

  2. choose IE icon

  3. to open properties 

  4. choose shortcut tab 

  5. click on find target

  6. click on IE shortcut to open Internet

if there IE without the yellow bar ""IE is currently running with add-ons disabled..." then

  1. right click on the newly found target icon (IE)

  2. click send this shortcut to desktop



"Also, if you're having a problem in your browser with JavaScript, you may want to re-register the jscript.dll file. This can be done by executing the following:

Start > Run...
In the Run box, type in (without quotes) "regsvr32 jscript.dll"
You should receive a popup says that it registration succeeded.

You then should be able to display JavaScript in your browser properly.

  1. Start Internet Explorer.

  2. On the Tools menu, click Internet Options.

  3. On the Advanced tab, click Reset.

  4. In the Reset Internet Explorer Settings dialog box, click Reset to confirm.



THIS WORKED FOR ME, using XP+SP2 & IE8 !!!

Using Windows XP + SP2 with IE7, the scripting settings in IE were enabled (Tools, Internet Options, Security 'tab', Custom level..., Active Scripting), but Javascript wouldn't run.

Problem was a corrupt file, I fixed by clearing the cache in IE (Tools, Internet options, Delete...), then I re-registered the scripting .dll's

  1. Start, Run, Regsvr32 vbscript.dll

  2. Start, Run, Regsvr32 jscript.dll

I suggest that you copy and paste these file names to avoid errors.

Its so nice to know how to enable javascript - courtesy of The Cornish Pasty!



Celtic spiral animation